Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Social Science Resources

http://www.mrdowling.com/index.html World History

http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/ UC Davis History and Cultures Project Resources and much, much more

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/ Connecting Classrooms to the World Standards-based lessons and resources

http://www.ncss.org/ National Council for Social Studies-an information service for educators

http://www.socialstudies.com/ Social studies resources galore

http://plasma.nationalgeographic.com/mapmachine/ Map maker, map maker, make me a map

http://www.mapquest.com/ Maps, US

www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/descrip.htm Teaching with historic places

http://www.adl.org/default.htm Anti-Defamation League Website; Holocaust, Mideast etc.

http://www.sla.purdue.edu/waaw/default.html Women Artists of the West/Past and Present

www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/fletcher.htm 1881 Field Diary of Alice Fletcher /Sioux

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/rbpehtml/ An American Time Capsule

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Monday, July 28, 2008

DIY Open Source Sewing

If you like to sew, craft, and generally get into anything DIY, check out Burda Style...a community of online creators. All patterns are open source (free), and expanded, built upon, shared, blogged about, and built by the sewers themselves.

See a project-based learning commons in action.

Global Collaborative Projects

These sites were highlighted in an article entitled "Educators are Going Global" by Anita McAnear in the November 2007 issue of Learning & Leading with Technology. The sites are excellent and provide a variety of ways to connect globally. Some are focused on science projects and others include a more diverse range of subjects.

Global Education Collaborative
Taking IT Global
Global Nomads
Global Challenge Award

Saturday, July 26, 2008


ePals is a great resource for connecting classrooms globally. Students and their e-mail pals around the world can work on projects such as global warming, solving water problems, coping with natural disasters, etc. or anything else they may choose.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Vocational Education

Many students will choose a career path requiring technical skills. These resources will steer them in the right direction.

Special Education

These websites will provide useful resources to guide students with special needs.